Re: Sound in 2.1.9x/X

A. Wik (
Mon, 4 May 1998 16:04:30 GMT

Gerhard Mack <> wrote...

>On Fri, 1 May 1998, Vadim E. Kogan wrote:
>> I noticed weird problem:
>> some activitie in X result in a short timeouts in playing MP3.
>> For example each new line that comes from server in BitchX in xterm,
>> scrolling in netscape, etc. But editing some file, other activities do
>> nothing.
>> I don't remember when that started, but my guess would be that it's
>> because of
>> kernel (2.1.9x) or AccelX (Multihead). If any1 had this kind of problems
>> - tell me plz.
>It seems to be cpu related, if you really want make the mp3s do that, try
>recompiling a kernel with an mp3 going. Or using some effects in gimp.

I've done that with several kernels, but I've had to modify mpg123
(Michael Hipp's mp3 player) to use real-time priority. Disk-intensive
tasks such as tar can *still* cause short interruptions.


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